Hacker could be Giants' Friday starter

Hacker could be Giants' Friday starter

Hacker could be Giants' Friday starter
CINCINNATI -- While the Giants have not officially announced any starters for this weekend's series against San Diego at AT&T Park, it looks like Eric Hacker will get the call for Friday night's opener.

Hacker's agent, Matt Sosnick, announced on his Twitter account that Hacker's contract will be purchased from Triple-A Fresno. Hacker, 29, is not on the 40-man roster. He is 4-0 this season for the Grizzlies with a 2.19 ERA in 24.2 innings pitched. Opponents have hit just .217 against him.

Prior to Wednesday's 4-2 loss against the Reds, Giants manager Bruce Bochy declined to elaborate on the club's plans for Friday, but he left some room for speculation.

"I have a good idea, but I don't think I can relay that to you yet," said Bochy. "I think you can figure out that on the roster there isn't much of an option."

The Giants have been hamstrung this week after a rainout at New York on Sunday forced them to play a doubleheader against the Mets on Monday. They next have an off-day Monday before a stretch of nine consecutive days playing, six of which will be at home against Miami and Milwaukee.